Monthly Archives: February 2013

Congratulations to Our REI Friends for Obama’s Top Choice

Kahu Silva performs blessing of REI film crew

Kahu Silva shares Hawaiian culture

Kahu Silva teaching Hawaiian cultire

Congratulations to Connie Benson and all of our friends of Recreational Equipment Inc. (REI). They all must be beaming with pride and excitement since learning that Sally Jewel, their chief executive, is President Obama’s top choice for Secretary of the Interior.

Jewell who has lead REI since 2005, is a great pick for bringing years of experience in the banking industry and as an engineer for the Mobil Oil Corporation. More important, Jewell appears to have a strong commitment to caring for the environment as expressed in her statement on the REI website, “Through direct engagement in service projects on public lands, and grants that support organizations involved in connecting people to nature and stewardship, our co-op facilitated nearly three million hours of volunteer service in parks, recreation areas and natural spaces across the country.”

REI sales topped $1.8 billion last year under Jewell’s leadership and 3% of REI’s annual operating profits are allocated to these activities. REI was named “Best 100 Companies to Work For” for the 16th consecutive year by Fortune magazine.

REI’s Connie Benson always calls upon Kahu Silva to bless her REI film crew each time they come to Hawai`i to shoot their product ads. More than blessing all of the team members for their safety while working in or near the ocean and other remote areas of Oahu, the REI group enjoys listening to Kahu as he shares his knowledge about his Hawaiian cultural traditions, Hawaiian spirituality and traditional Hawaiian values.

We pray that Jewell’s nomination will achieve Senate approval.


Unconditional Aloha

Talking About Aloha…  Our furry and much cherished members of the ohana – our canine companions – can teach us a big lesson about aloha. Our faithful pals give us the purest form of love  – unconditional love. They are always eager to please and their antics make us happy and healthy. How could these… Continue Reading

Celebrating the Special Gift of a Child the Ancient Hawaiian Way

Congratulations to baby Dorian, mom, dad and grandmother who celebrated Dorian’s piha makahiki (first birthday) in a unique and heartwarming way with Kahu Silva performing a beautiful Hawaiian ho`ola`a baby dedication blessing ceremony on Saturday at Kualoa Regional Park a perfect location traditionally dedicated to peace, aloha and sanctuary. The ho`ola`a ceremony celebrates the precious… Continue Reading

The Foundation First, then the Building

Kaulua- February If Your Hawaiian Birth Sign is Kaulua…  “The Foundation First, then the Building”  General Description Kaulua or “double hulled canoe” in English, is one of the many names for the star Sirius. The month of Kaulua marked the height of ho`oilo (wet season) a time when the `anae mullet fish spawned in the… Continue Reading

USO Hawaii Grand Re-Opening Celebration Blessing

On February 4th, 2013, the USO Hawaii celebrated their 72nd birthday with a “The Grand Re-Opening of USO’ Hawaii’s Honolulu Airport Center.” The occasion began with Kahu Silva and USO staff members uniting in the spirit of aloha and sharing their energy in a sacred Hawaiian pi kai ritual to ho`omaika`i (bless) the facility. Highlighting… Continue Reading

Spiritual Healing – An Ancient Hawaiian Kahuna Tradition

Erina Healing Seminar – 2013 Spiritual Healing as an Ancient Hawaiian Kahuna Tradition  Over 450 representatives of the Japan based cosmetics firm Erina Co, gathered at the Hyatt Regency Waikiki to hear Kahu Silva share his kahuna teachings as the seminar’s guest speaker. In keeping with Hawaiian cultural protocol, Kahu entered the assembly with the… Continue Reading

Changing Lives With Aloha

Easter Seals Hawaii (ESH) held a blessing and dedication ceremony on Friday, January 25, 2013, to celebrate the opening of its new Honolulu Adult Day Health facility in the Aloha United Way Building. The private event at 200 North Vineyard Boulevard, Suite 200-A was hosted by ESH’s President and CEO Christopher Blanchard. Special guests include;… Continue Reading

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